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Learning Objective: To be able to describe the location of a place in a regional and national context. Title: Where is my place?. Starter: Direction . What are the four main compass directions?

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Learning Objective:To be able to describe the location of a place in a regional and national context

Title: Where is my place?


Starter direction
Starter: Direction

  • What are the four main compass directions?

  • North is always at the top followed by east. One way to remember the order of the four main compass directions is to make up a rhyme e.g. naughty elephants squirt water

  • Make up your own rhyme to help you remember these directions.

  • What are the eight main compass directions?


Compass directions starter 2
Compass Directions – Starter 2

  • Look at the simple map on the left. What direction must Philip go to get to the following places:

  • The factory

  • School

  • The Football Ground

  • Sara’s House

  • What direction is it from:

  • School to the football ground

  • Sara’s house to the factory

  • Football ground to the factory


Introduction what are the different scales in geography
Introduction: What are the different scales in Geography?

Local – Area immediately around us

Regional – County

National – Country

Global – World Wide


Describing the location of a city

What do we mean by location?

Describing the location of a city


Describing location
Describing location

  • ITT – What information should we include when describing the location of a city? Try to think of three pieces of information that you could include when describing the location of a city.

  • PW – Share your ideas

  • Using your shared ideas write a description of the location of Hull. You can use an Atlas to help.



Site and situation
Site and Situation

  • Site – the reason why the place was chosen for a city.

  • Example – Hull was chosen for a site for a settlement because it is a near a river. Therefore, fishing developed and jobs were available for people.

  • Situation – where a place is in relation to other places.

  • Example – Hull is located 40kms to the east of York.

  • Online Activity


Example 1 the location of london
Example 1 – The location of London

  • London is situated in the south east of England. It is located on the River Thames. London is situated 75km south east of Oxford. The M25 runs around London. A number of other motorways lead to London. These include the M1, M11 and M23.

  • London is sited here because the land is flat and easy to build on. Being located on a river London developed as a port. This created many jobs so people moved to the area.


Example 2 an annotated sketch map
Example 2 – An annotated sketch map

You could also produce a sketch map to show where a place is (situation) and main reasons why it is located here (site) . You could colour code site and situation factors e.g. all factors relating to the site could be written in blue and all factors relating to the situation could be written in red


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